Beef Caldereta

Caldereta or kaldereta is a very popular filipino dish. This dish is a favorite of many Filipinos because of the richness of its sauce. I love beef caldereta than other caldereta’s. I think beef is the best meat for this dish. But if you find beef expensive or just want to use a different meat, you can also use goat meat, pork or chicken meat.

beef caldereta

By the way, caldereta is usually served during special occasion such as fiesta, birthday and Christmas. Personally, I only cooked caldereta on regular days because I find this dish time consuming. If you have pressure cooker then you can save time but if you don’t have one then you will need to boil the meat for 1-2 hours to make it tender.

Here’s my beef caldereta recipe, let me know what you think of dish or if you have a better version then please share. I love exchanging ideas with fellow food lovers.

Beef Caldereta Recipe


  • 1 kilo beef, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Bay leaves
  • Carrots
  • Green peas
  • Chili or red pepper
  • 1 cup tomato
  • 1 piece knorr beef cube
  • 2 cups beef broth or water
  • Liver spread
  • peppercorn
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cheese


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In a cooking pot, put the beef and onion. Boil the beef for 30 minutes if using a pressure cooker or 1 hour using an ordinary pot or until tender. Set aside. In a large frying pan or skillet, heat the cooking oil over medium high heat and sauté the onion and garlic.
Add the beef and cook for about 5 minutes.

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Add the potato, carrots then the liver spread, bay leaves, tomato and water. Stir and throw in the beef cube. Cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are tender.

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Put the green peas, bell peppers, chili or red pepper and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste then stir and cook for 5 minutes more.

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Serve hot with steamed rice.

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